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HC Brokerage and Avior Capital Markets fourth Egypt Virtual Conference

  • Over 4 days 27-30 May, HC Brokerage and Avior Capital Markets hold their fourth Egypt Virtual Conference – “Avior – HC EGYPT VIRTUAL CONFERENCE May 2024”

27 May 2024

The Avior-HC Egypt Virtual Conference starts on 27 May and will run until 30 May, offering financial institutions from the US, Canada, Europe, South Africa, and Egypt insights on compelling investment opportunities within Egypt’s leading listed companies across multiple sectors. Investors will e-meet representatives of some 25 listed companies on the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) through group and one-on-one meetings.

The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), Mr. Rami Abulnaga, is the keynote speaker of the opening session of the conference.

Hassan Choucri, Managing Director of HC Brokerage, said: Our fourth initiative, in cooperation with Avior, comes within our relentless endeavor to promote investment opportunities in Egypt, especially in light of the current global economic conditions.

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About Avior Capital Markets

Avior Capital Markets (Pty) Ltd is an independent, globally recognized capital markets research and trading firm providing in-depth and insightful research in a broad range of equities, fixed income, and derivatives in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Avior Capital Markets US LLC is a FINRA registered broker-dealer (CRD # 172595) formed for that purpose in the State of Delaware with its principal office at 630 Fifth Avenue, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, 10111.

About HC Brokerage

HC Brokerage is an affiliate of HC Securities & Investment– a full-fledged investment bank providing investment banking, asset management, securities brokerage, research, and custody services. HC Brokerage is an Egyptian registered company and member of Egypt’s Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA), and its registered address is 34 Gezirat Al-Arab St., Mohandessin, Giza, Egypt, Dokki 12311

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HC expects the CBE to maintain the overnight deposit and lending rates

  • Based on Egypt’s macro economy developments, HC Securities & Investment expects the CBE is to most likely keep the policy rates unchanged in its upcoming meeting scheduled May 23rd, 2024

Financials analyst and economist at HC, Heba Monir commented: “ We expect the MPC to maintain the overnight deposit and lending rates at its upcoming meeting given (1) the y-o-y deceleration in headline inflation for two consecutive months, despite m-o-m increases, (2) improved FX liquidity post the Ras El Hekma investment deal after receiving around USD25bn from the UAE and the IMF, which helped increasing net international reserves (NIR) by c19% y-o-y and c1.7% m-o-m to USD41.1bn in April and narrowing the net foreign liabilities (NFL) of the banking sector significantly by c81% m-o-m and c83% y-o-y to USD4.18bn in March, (3) the improvement in Egypt’s one-year CDS to 287 bps from 857 bps on 1 January, and (4) the recent improvement in Egypt’s credit outlook by Moody’s to Positive from Negative and to Positive from Stable by Fitch and S&P.

Egypt’s latest 12M T-bill rates retreated to 25.98%, implying an estimated negative real yield of c6.8%, down from its peak of 32.30% in mid-March. The decline in T-bills rates reflects a rebound in foreign holdings in treasuries by around USD11-12bn until 8 April (according to banking sector sources), following the CBE’s decision to allow market supply and demand forces to determine the FX rate, the Ras El Hekma investment deal, and resumed IMF program.

It is worth mentioning that, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) hiked the benchmark overnight deposit and lending rates by 600 bps on 6 March in a special meeting to 27.25% and 28.25%, respectively, bringing total rate hikes to 1,900 bps since it started its tightening policy, including 300 bps in 2022, 800 bps in 2023 and 800 bps in 2024. Egypt’s annual headline inflation decelerated to 32.5% in April from 33.3% y-o-y in March, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) data. Monthly prices rose 1.1% m-o-m in April, compared to an increase of 1.0% m-o-m in the previous month. On the global front, the US Federal Reserve maintained interest rates at its current range of 5.25-5.50% after it hiked rates by 100 bps in 2023 and 425 bps in 2022, with a total of 525 bps since it started its tightening policy. Based on Egypt’s current economic situation, we present below our expectations for the possible outcome of the 23 May MPC meeting.”


About HC Securities & Investment

HC Securities & Investment is a leading investment bank in Egypt and the MENA region. Since its inception in 1996, HC has utilized its relationship-driven insights, local and regional market knowledge, and industry-specific expertise and strong execution capabilities to provide its clients with a wide range of services in investment banking, asset management, securities brokerage, research, custody and online trading through its offices in Egypt and the UAE (DIFC). HC Investment Banking has an outstanding track record of advising leading corporates in Egypt and the MENA region on M&A, capital market, and financing transactions in excess of USD6.6bn. HC Asset Management now manages 7 mutual funds for commercial banks and portfolios for institutions and sovereign wealth funds with assets under management in excess of EGP7bn. HC Brokerage is ranked among the top brokers in Egypt and provides a wide array of services, including research and online trading to institutional and retail clients.